The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
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We (4 mates on 4 bikes, KTM, BMW and 2xV-strom) plan a quick round trip from Cyprus to Egypt and back in 8-9 days. Yes, we know it's short, but we have limited time, and a clear goal. We'd like to ride (a lot) and get to Giza (and back). The route take us through North of Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Jordan into Egypt (same way back).
We've already done CY-TR so that is clear.
However, all tips & tricks related to Syria, Jordan and Egypt border crossings would be highly appreciated. Also cocuments needed (i.e. Carnet), best time to show-up at the crossing, etc.
Thanks in advance.
In 2008 I crossed the TR-SY border at Kilis and it took about 1 hours and 40 minutes with no particular hassle.
Border guards were friendly and after all the paperwork was sorted out, we even had a picture all together and smoke narghilè with them.
Border SY-JOR: it took about two hours, but mostly due to the long lines at offices on Syrian side, Jordanian side is much faster and they are better organized to welcome tourists.
Take care on Syrian roads, they drive in the craziest way I've ever seen, but I must say that nobody ever put me in a real dangerous situation.
Don't drive fast on the Jordanian highway: as it enters small villages, there's some humps (I mean the ones that force vehicles to slow down) that are quite tall and invisible so you can easily damage your shock absorbers...
People are extremely friendly and helpful in both Countries, it's the thing that I miss the most of that trip...
here, doing a similar trip, leaving the UK beginning October stopping at Turkey and Egypt. if the times work out, maybe we can ride from Turkey to Egypt together.
What sort of time will you be leaving Turkey, and how many days are you allowing to cross Syria and Jordan?
Hi Camel, we are looking for early November (longer days) but we have to have in mind Hajj ("Hajj is expected to fall between November 14-18, 2010."). We are all short of time, so this will be a real blast. From South of Turkey (close to Mersin) where we disembark from ferry all the way to Cairo in 4, maximum 5 days. What are your plans?
is to leave the UK beginngin of October and dash through eastern europe to reach Turkey in 3-4 days, do the eastern side of the black sea in Turkey in about 5-6 days, then 3-4 days Syria and Jordan.
Once in Egypt the plan is either stay in Sinai, or cross the canal and head south to Hurgada, and ideally come back up via the wetern desert (Oasis) route. this should take the best part of 7 days. However, this depends on the route back to the UK being either ferry from Tunisia to Genova, or from Alex to Venice leaving Lybia out.
Inshalah. and the strom willing
PS. Hajj being in November, I would avoid the area for the whole month. the bus travelers croud the ports for days before and after Hajj.
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